Catalysis: from understanding to applications

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  • Venue: Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux
  • Address: Campus Jarland, 81013 Albi
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The Summer School “Catalysis: from understanding to applications” will take place in Albi from June 20 to 24, 2022

The objective of this Summer School is to present catalysis as a tool of preference for the development of sustainable processes, respectful to the environment. Catalysis is indeed at the heart of Green Chemistry: atom economy, selectivity and energy economy, transformation of raw materials into targeted products.

The rational optimization of the efficiency of a catalyst requires a thorough knowledge of the reaction mechanism, in order to better identify the action levers. Nowadays, a wide range of techniques and methodologies, both experimental and theoretical, allows carrying out detailed mechanistic studies, essential in order to choose the most suitable approach for a specific problem.

Catalysts come in a multitude of forms, ranging from atoms and molecules to nano-objects and complex structures such as zeolites or enzymes, which can be used in a variety of environments, such as in liquids, gases or supported on solids.

This Summer School focuses on understanding how the catalytic processes, including cutting-edge characterization techniques, modelling and design of reactors. The activation of small molecules will be presented as an application show-case.

Organized by Catalysis@Toulouse group (, this Summer School is particularly dedicated to PhD students, Post-docs, Master students, but also to academic and industrial engineers and researchers.

Participants are encouraged to submit posters, which will also be presented by flash communications.

Please note that the number of participants is limited and the selection will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


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